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Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, cats, animals, micro chip )

- 9 hours ago -
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Mommy Blogger Convicted of Poisoning Son, 5, to Death With Huge Amounts of Salt to Get Attention From Her Readers
Offbeat  (tags: death, son, blogger, New york, lacey spears )

- 15 hours ago -
A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.
GOOD NEWS for Coffee Drinkers! Regular Coffee Drinkers Have 'Cleaner' Arteries
Offbeat  (tags: Coffee, good news for coffee drinkers, Korean study, heart disease )

- 3 hours ago -
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe. The study authors say more research is needed to confirm and explain the link.
Turkey: Husband Fined for Saying 'I Don't Love You'
Offbeat  (tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Love, emotional violence )

- 1 day ago -
A man in Turkey has been fined for saying "I don't love you" to his wife.
New York Lifts Years-Long Ban on Cellphones in Public Schools
Offbeat  (tags: cell phone ban, new york schools )

- 15 hours ago -
New York City's 1.1 million public school students were allowed for the first time in years to take their cellphones to school on Monday, when a controversial ban on them was lifted.
âEUR<Stoned Rabbits a Concern for DEA as Utah Debates Medical Marijuana Bill
Offbeat  (tags: animals, medicine, politics, drugs, health, USA )

- 6 hours ago -
Utah is considering a bill that could make it the 24th state, along with Washington,
Remodeling Your Home? Have a Look at These
Offbeat  (tags: remodeling ideas )

- 16 hours ago -
Have you ever dreamt of changing your home? Break down a wall to get more space, maybe add a counter. You may be thinking small âEUR" these 31 fantastic ideas can turn even the plainest house into your dream home.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the 'Beefalo'?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, domestic cattle, bison, cross breeding )

- 4 hours ago -
When bison were cross-bred with domestic cattle, a hybrid dubbed the "Beefalo" was spawned. But the creatures escaped and are now causing environmental havoc in The Grand Canyon. Some want a cull, but is this the best way to deal with the animals?
Australia to Send More Troops to Train Iraqi Forces
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Military, Australia )

- 3 hours ago -
Australia is to significantly increase its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.
Pictures of the Day: 3 March 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 3 March 2015 )

- 2 hours ago -
Wonderful photos.
Memorable Speeches From 750 Years of Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Speeches, House of Commons, Politics, History, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Choosing the best parliamentary speeches out of the thousands made during the past 750 years is a virtually impossible task - but, on BBC Democracy Day, here are some picked by experts.u
The History of Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: British Parliament, House of Commons, House of Lords, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Welcome to the History of Parliament online. This site contains all of the biographical, constituency and introductory survey articles published in The History of Parliament series.
Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans
Offbeat  (tags: crude oil, train derailment, New Orleans )

- 17 hours ago -
The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled.
Hilary Clinton May Have Broken Law By Using Personal Email at State Dept.
Offbeat  (tags: Security, Scandal, Intelligence, Internet, Law, USA )

- 6 hours ago -
Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton might have violated a federal law during her four years in office after conducting all of her state business using a private e-mail account instead of an official State Department domain.
How the British Misunderstanding of America Is Growing
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, America, Misunderstood )

- 4 hours ago -
I've just come back from a few days in London where I had the chance to grill a few Americans - officials and non officials - on what they find tricky about explaining their country to my country.
Jihadi John: Mohammed Emwazi Condemned 9/11 and 7/7 Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: jihad john, Mohammed Emwazi, London tube bombings, terrorism )

- 2 hours ago -
Extremist Mohammed Emwazi condemned the 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks just five years before he would become the brutal executioner Jihadi John, it has emerged. In a grilling by MI5 in 2009, Emwazi said innocent people had died in the London tube bomb
Have Modern Politicians Lost the Art of Rhetoric?
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, politicians, language, BBC Newsnight report )

- 1 day ago -
When we listen to politicians, we often complain that their words don't seem to mean anything. And that's because they don't, explains Mary Beard for a BBC Newsnight report.
UK Defence Spending 'Concerns' US Army Chief Raymond Odierno
Offbeat  (tags: defence, spending cuts, military, UK, USA )

- 1 day ago -
The head of the US Army says he is "very concerned" about the impact of spending cuts on the UK's armed forces.
Obamacare's Survival Hangs on 4 Words
Offbeat  (tags: ObamaCare )

- 15 hours ago -
Three years after the court upheld the Affordable Care Act by a single vote, the justices are poised to consider a new challenge -- an appeal that has turned a routine question of how to interpret the statute into a threat to unravel the landmark 2010 law
Obama Police Task Force Sidesteps Body Cameras, Wants Independent Probes of Shootings
Offbeat  (tags: Security, Politics, Police, USA )

- 7 hours ago -
A task force set up by President Barack Obama to look into police behavior across the country suggests that independent prosecutors investigate officer-involved killings, though it was noncommittal on the use of body cameras.
NY Police Trained to Use New Technique to Subdue Suspects
Offbeat  (tags: Human Rights, Police, Law, USA )

- 6 hours ago -
Thousands of New York City police officers have been undergoing re-training at the cityâEUR(TM)s police academy,

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